{⋆★⋆} BG Thomas, Bryan M.

Bryan Morel Thomas

Born: May 8, 1836
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Birth Place: Milledgeville, Georgia

Father: Abel Thomas 1805 - 1873
(Buried: Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia)​

Mother: Sarah
(Buried: Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia)​

Wife: Mary Jones Withers 1844 – 1916 (Married: November 14, 1864)
(Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia)​

Father – in – law: Major General Jones Marshall Withers 1814 – 1890
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​


John Sherrod Thomas 1869 – 1945​
(Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia)​
Sylla Thomas Hamilton 1875 – 1946​
(Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia)​
Harriet Huger Thomas Unknown – 1951​
(Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia)​


1858: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (22nd in class)​

Occupation before War:
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1858 – 1859: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Infantry​
1858 – 1859: Garrison Duty at Columbus​
1859 – 1860: Served in Utah Expedition​
1859 – 1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1860: Served in the Navajo Expedition​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 6th

Civil War Career:

1861: 1st Lt. In the Confederate Army, Infantry
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1861: Major in the Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Major of 18th Alabama Infantry​
1861: Ordnance Commander of Department of Alabama & West Florida​
1862: Commander of Artillery for the Army of Mississippi​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Stones River​
1863: Assistant Inspector General of Withers Division​
1863 – 1865: Colonel of 12th Mississippi Cavalry​
1864: Held the temporary Rank of Brigadier General (never approved)​
1865: Participated in the Mobile, Alabama Campaign​
1865: Captured during the Mobile, Alabama Campaign​
1865: Released from Fort Gaines, Alabama​
1865: Paroled by the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

1868 – 1881: Farmer in Dooley County, Georgia​
1881 – 1905: Farmer and Teacher in Whitfield County, Georgia
United States Deputy United States Marshal in North Georgia​
Founder of a Private Academy in Dalton, Georgia​
1891 – 1900: Superintendent of Dalton, Georgia Schools​

Died: July 16, 1905

Place of Death: Dalton, Georgia

Cause of Death: Not Known

Age at time of Death: 69 years old

Burial Place: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia
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Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Nov 8, 2018
Did not know Bryan Thomas was another West Point Graduate. Surprised he mostly stuck around Mobile for most of the war.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
A different biography of him makes no mention of his temporary generalship, just that he was appointed as brigadier on August 4, 1864.

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